Do or make? Tem dúvidas sobre qual dos dois deve ser usado??

Quando usamos do ou make com substantivos, do foca no processo de fazer algo, enquanto make foca no produto ou no resultado de uma ação.

When we use do and make with noun phrases, do focuses on the process of acting or performing something, make emphasises more the product or outcome of an action.

When I was [action] doing the calculations, I [outcome] made two mistakes.
I [action] did some work for her last summer; I [outcome] made a pond in her garden.


Substantivos usados com DO

activity, business, cleaning, cooking, course, damage, drawing, duty, exam(ination), exercise, favour, gardening, harm, homework, ironing, job, laundry, one’s best, painting, shopping, task, test, washing(up), work.



Substantivos usados com MAKE:

apology, assumption, bed, complaint, breakfast, cake, change, excuse, friends, plan, law, list, loss, love, offer, lunch, soup, mistake, money, noise, remark, phonecall, profit, progress, promise, sound, speech, statement, tea.